How does a British electronics manufacturer and exporter cope with the supposed uncertainty surrounding Brexit? Acal supply components to over 20,000 industrial manufacturers. Their latest trading update suggests they're not too worried abut Brexit - final quarter revenue was up 15% on last year, with exchange rate fluctuations not taken into account. So whats their secret?
According to Halifax's latest housing market confidence tracker, confidence in the UK housing market has stabilised following a record decline. However, the uncertainty created by a general election has traditionally put a dampener on the housing market, so after Theresa May's snap election, could the stability be short-lived?
The UK stock market is still attracting investment, beating out other countries in spite of potential political risks such as leaving the European Union and the upcoming General Election. So what makes it such an enticing prospect? For more on this and the latest best bits from Moneyweek, Ed Bowsher was joined by Merryn Somerset Webb, Editor in chief of the magazine.
Retailer Debenhams has launched a new turnaround strategy, including shutting just over 5% of its stores and cutting jobs at its warehouses. Ed Bowsher spoke to Richard J Hunter, Head of Research at Wilson King Investment Management, to analyse the new plans for the brand, and more of the latest company news.
Shares in Unilever have had a good run since the failed takeover bid from Kraft-Heinz in February. Today, the company's Q1 statement revealed turnover was up 6% - but are the numbers good enough to justify the share price? For this and more of the day's big macro news stories, Ed Bowsher was joined by Rachel Winter, Senior Investment Manager at Killik and Co.
Start-up businesses are seeking more support in search of success. Research shows that the network of accelerators and incubators sought by start-ups is growing, surprisingly outside of London. To find out more, our reporter Anviksha Patel spoke to Chris Haley, Head of startups and new technology research at Nesta.
More and more millennials are turning to the internet to manage their money. That's according to research by Zurich UK- which found that 15% of millennials are turning to search engines, such as Google, instead of seeking professional financial advice.
Today on the agenda, Georgie Frost and David Braithwaite from Citrus Financial Management discussed why Britain is losing up to £1bn a year in VAT because of fraud or error by sellers using online marketplaces. Plus they look into the biggest broadband companies failing to beat their smaller competitors on service. All these stories and more on The News Review.
According to various research, Donald Trump's election as the US President has caused almost a third of Brits to steer clear of the country as a holiday destination. Alongside this the pound to US dollar exchange rate has not helped matters.